Robin Romm | The Sun Magazine

Robin Romm

Robin Romm is the author of The Mother Garden: Stories and The Mercy Papers: A Memoir of Three Weeks (both Scribner). She teaches writing at New Mexico State University and is currently on sabbatical in Portland, Oregon.

— From February 2011

Higher Learning

From his perch on a low bleacher in the college auditorium, Seth watches the girls cluster together, some still in their graduation gowns, hair hanging down their backs or clamped to their scalps. One holds a bouquet of bluish roses. She has thin lips, but her limbs are long and tan. Her friend, thick in the middle, wears a red tube dress that hoists her breasts up, displaying them like jellied eggs on a platter.

February 2011
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